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From mist and steam: A Steampunk military sci-fi Kindle Edition
Searching the battlefield after a major battle Sgt. Eli finds a dead Union Army messenger. In the messenger's bag is a message saying the South had surrendered, the war was over. Along with the Union Messenger was a dead Union Captain carrying his discharge papers, and eight thousand dollars. Sgt. Eli decides now is a good time to seek other opportunities, away from the stink of war. While buying supplies from his friend the quartermaster, he is advised to go to St. Louis. Those opportunities may lie there and a crowd to get lost in. Sgt. Eli, becomes Capt. Myers, a discharged Union Cavalry Officer, and strikes out for St. Louis. The war has caused hard times and there are those who will kill you for the shirt you are wearing. Capt. Myers plans on keeping his shirt, and four years of hard fighting has given him the tools to do so. Realizing he must look the part of a well-to-do gentleman, he buys gentleman clothes, and acts the part. People ask fewer questions of a gentleman. What he isn't prepared for is meeting an intelligent Lady, Miss Abigale Campbell. Her Father has died, leaving the family owned shipping business, with generation steam-powered riverboats. They have dreams of building steam-powered airships, but because she is a woman, there are those who stand against them. Capt. Myers' fighting is not over, it seems business is war. They decide to become partners, and with his warfighting experience, and her brains the world is not as intimidating as it once seemed.
- ASIN : B07R8KWQWF
- Publication date : April 26, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 1399 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 228 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #32,217 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Reviewed in the United States on December 18, 2019
The novel starts at the conclusion of the American Civil War and it is sort of early Steam Punk-ish. I really enjoyed the characters and the technology and I am looking forward to buying the sequel. This novel is written well but if editing is how you judge a novel, you probably won't want to read this one. The author is very flexible. His Space Opera and fantasy novels were also excellent.
5 people found this helpful
Reviewed in the United States on August 14, 2020
In this book the author takes real events and entities from the past and incorporates our main character. It is a little bit of revisionist history that is quite entertaining. I can’t wait for the second installment on the adventures of Captain Gary Meyers.
3 people found this helpful
Reviewed in the United States on January 2, 2022
It's a fun yarn. I bought it and have read it a few times. It's ending is pretty open, so sequels are possible. Definitely worth the time and the minimal expense. If ever a sequel comes out, I'm here to buy it, too.
One person found this helpful
Reviewed in the United States on December 26, 2019
Simple and fun plot. Imaginative and clear writing that everyone (Northerners and Southerners) may enjoy. The ending was a bit short but it wasn't a terrible cliffhanger. Well worth the time.
4 people found this helpful
Reviewed in the United States on December 30, 2020
Tripped over this one a while ago and this is my second read because I enjoyed it so much and so different. I've now read all his kindle books and would like more from this author. The ending sometimes doesn't end smoothly enough, could use another chapter instead of suddenly THE END. But, I would purchase any continuing series. PS- None of his books are contemporary, from civil war to outer space to fantasy.
Reviewed in the United States on September 20, 2020
(The author seems to have gotten the grammar thing taken care of.) He's an excellent writer with a great imagination especially regarding technology. Really enjoyed this "good guy" versus "bad guys" story. Interesting mix of historical items and fiction. For the most part, it was easy to see where history left off and fiction began, but there were a couple of times that I had to "google" to determine reality from fiction. Example: In the last chapter, there were a couple of swindlers involved with the Erie Railroad. Yep, they were for real. The author also threw in a bit of humor every now and then which made me chuckle.
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AnnoyingReviewed in the United Kingdom on September 28, 2021
Big mistake to base story in real time. The hero invents every modern appliance so I could not immerse myself in the story as it annoyed me constantly. I have read almost all his books and enjoyed every one until this disappointing tale. So from 5 stars to this 2 stars
Another Enjoyable RompReviewed in the United Kingdom on August 13, 2020
As the title indicates I found this steampunk style adventure set in a post civil war war America thoroughly enjoyable tale. It has the author's usual likeable characters and to a non American a good grasp of the period and events. The interaction with real life personages and companies is fun as the introduction of technologies roughly 50 to 60 years in advance of the fact. The only minor niggle I have is the main characters never seem to suffer any sort of reverse in their fortunes. I however found it hard to put down and a worthwhile read.